J. Stephen Brewer

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Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
214 Shoemaker Hall
University, Mississippi 38677-1848, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Natural Canopy Damage and the Ecological Restoration of Fire-Indicative Groundcover Vegetation in an Oak-Pine Forest
Pages: 105-126
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1202105

An important goal of restoring fire to upland oak-dominated communities that have experienced fire exclusion is restoring groundcover plant species diversity and composition indicative of fire-maintained habitats. Several studies have shown that fire alone, however, may not be sufficient to accomplish this goal. Furthermore, treatment-driven declines in rare forest specialists could negate the benefits of ecological restoration in these ecosystems.  [Read More]

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